And that's what makes it hard to stop. They say that each person who keeps trying to give up is practising for when they actually manage it. They also say that smokers just need will power to stop. I have never met the man, but I have finally managed it. Up to now I have always said that I am just choosing not to have a cigarette at the moment, not I don't smoke. Because one thing I do know that if I had one cigarette I am quite sure I would start again. I am well impressed with Dale, keep it up kid and all the others who are trying to stop, my thoughts are with you.
Hi, its also a disease. Which destroys every part of your body. With the burning tar that is enjested. It also kills who ever
you are around. Second hand smoke. The toxins in the cig. and the smoke kills millions each day. Which is not a good way to die.
http://www.cancer.org they can help to quite smoking and be cured.
I urge any one to quite smoking, I care.
What can be more beautiful than filling your lungs with tar and poison?
The FDA in America has reversed it's previous claim. It once claimed that second hand smoke does hurt, however, recently the FDA has changed it's view on it, because the original study wasn't indepth enough.
So please dismiss the notion second hand smoke does the damage many have been made to believe.
It may be a choice initially, but I do believe it is an addiction.
My ex-father-in-law was a smoker. He developed severe stomach pains. The doctor told him he'd developed nicotine sensitivity, and the only solution was to give up smoking.
My FIL suspected this was just a ploy by the doctor to make him stop smoking, but he tried quitting anyway. The stomach pains stopped.
He managed not to smoke for a couple of months - then he started smoking again. In spite of the fact that every time he had a cigarette, he doubled over in excruciating pain. If that's not addiction, what is?
Cigarettes are extremely addictive both mentally and physically. In fact, they are among the hardest drugs to quit.
Most current research I've read says the best way is to go cold turkey. It's miserable for the first few days but after that is actually easier than doing a step-down or patch or gum.
Yes, it is an individual's right and choice to smoke or not smoke. And smoking is legal (for those 18 and above). However, the "choice" part gets overshadowed, as Marisa said, when we find ourselves unable to exercise the choice to not smoke. That's addiction.
i agree with this so much. i am a smoker, and i have quit on several occasions only to start right back up again when things in life get emotional or stressful...which as a single mother that is pretty much all of the time. the nicotine takes a grip on you physically, and the habit in general takes ahold of you mentally and emotionally. next thing you know, you are hooked! i regret the day that i ever picked the nasty things up and i am looking forward to quitting for the Great American Smokeout! blessings!
I totally agree.. smoking is an addiction and it kills
those you love and those who maybe around you. Meaning
second hand smoking. Also, smoking causes lung cancer
with the toxins in the nicotine. Its like putting
powder poison in a wrapper and smoking. What a horrible
way to die or kill loved ones/.
Yes, I agree with you smoking is an addiction.I just hate chain smoker..
I can't stand the smokers, The smell of this c...p just kills me
by romper20 10 years ago
I see this all too much and it's been striking a chord recently within me. Do you see Parents or Adults in general smoking near their children or associated? Talk about extremely bad role modeling. Sometimes i feel like taking justice into my own hands but how can i they already have it in theirs.
by YvetteParker 10 years ago
How often are you around second hand smoke? Do you have concerns about 2nd hand smoke?
by Rob Hampton 9 years ago
What do you think of the new Starbucks smoking ban?Starbucks has just ban smoking within 25 feet of all of their stores. This means no more enjoying a smoke with your coffee on the outdoor patio.
by agentmango 11 years ago
I have trouble quitting smoking. I am smoking for 6 months now. And before its too late I want to stop it. But I know its hard. Non smokers please understand. Thanks!
by mr. daydream 12 years ago
Do you think the public smoking ban is too extreme?
by Lynda Gary 12 years ago
I've made the committment to quit smoking (again). And I'm looking for others who are on this journey or considering it. I've never approached this before with support -- and that may have been the reason for my repetitive failures.Having read about the e-cigarette on here somewhere...
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